Catalogue of Gerald Bastable's folders on the Ramsley Mine

The file contains archive material obtained by Gerald Bastable R.I.B.A. who was residing at Dartmoor Cottage. The material was collected from 1987 to 1997 and was used to produce a History of "Ramsley Mine". The file contains all reference documents used in the research project. The file is assembled in a series of sub-folders with much of the material duplicated but retained in logical groupings.

File 1

Folder 1
Original copy Ramsley Mine by Gerald Bastable RIBA.
Folder 2
Ramsley Mine Text only copy.
Folder 3
Photographic copies of mine workings obtained from Health and Safety Executive with correspondence - Fursdon Mine.
Folder 4
Photography copies of mine workings obtained from Health and Safety Executive with correspondence - Emily Mine.
Folder 5
3 photocopy prints of the cross-sectional views of the mine, North, Middle and South sections.
Folder 6
G. Bastable lecture notes and correspondence 1997.
Folder 7
Photocopy prints of newspaper cuttings 1751; 1823; 1829; 1858-65; 1869; 1871; 1872; 1886; 1901; 1955.
Folder 8
Typewritten article about mining in Devon, Sticklepath and South Zeal in 1870-90. Typewritten summary of miners working in South Tawton and Sticklepath parishes.
Folder 9
Photocopy extract from Mines of Devon summarising mining at Ramsley 1859 to 1914.
Folder 10
Indenture "original copy" 1858 G. Fursdon assigns land for mining.
Folder 11
G. Bastable article for the Beacon April 1996.
Folder 12
A collection of tracings drawn by G. Bastable showing artist impression of the mine its workings and geology.
Folder 13
A collection of tracings drawn by G. Bastable of mine maps of the workings.
Folder 14
Overhead projector slides of local geological formations.
Folder 15
Photoprint copy of medieval tin streaming on Cawsand Beacon.
Folder 16
Research reading list and hadnwritten notes. G. Bastable.
Folder 17
Birch Tor, Vitifer and Golden Dagger tin mines and geological map reference documents, by W. R. Dearman.
Folder 18
Research correspondence - the Brooke Index, legal and finance papers, Stannary Court, the Bradford Pool case 1698.
Folder 19
Correspondence Bastable/Fursdon 1989-90.
Folder 20
Correspondence Bastable/Plymouth City Museum/Exeter University. Report of North Plymouth Mining Syndicate on Okehampton District Mining in 1916. Visit to Ramsley Mine 1920.
Folder 21
Correspondence Bastable/Companies House.
Folder 22
Correspondence Bastable/Richardson (Devon Books author).
Folder 23
Correspondence Bastable/Tavistock Newspapers/Beacon editor.
Folder 24
Research handwritten notes for source material on miners.
Folder 25
Research material from Devon Association Transactions.
Folder 26
Research notes from Cornish Mining.
Folder 27
Photocopy extracts from books and transaction papers illustrating waterwheel pumps, mine layouts, economics and geology.
Folder 28
Photocopy extracts on mine machinery and technology.
Folder 29
Photocopy extracts from Devon Association Transactions on Silver Mines at Combe Martin.
Folder 30
Photocopy extracts on Cornwall's Mines and Miners.
Folder 31
Photocopy extracts from Devon Association Transactions on mining, history, theory and geology.
Folder 32
Photocopy extracts from Devon Association Transactions Catalogue of Devonshire Minerals.
Folder 33
Photocopy extracts from Devon Association Transactions Notes on carboniferous beds adjoining granite on Dartmoor and extracts on SW peninsular geology.

File 2

Folder 34
Photocopy prints and overlays identifying miners in photographs reference WB1.
Folder 35
Photocopy prints and overlays identifying miners in photographs reference WB13.
Folder 36
Photocopy prints and overlays identifying miners in photographs reference WB18.
Folder 37
Photocopy prints and overlays identifying miners in photographs reference WB19.
Folder 38
Photocopy prints unidentified miners in photographs. NB Only copy in file.
Folder 39
Master copies of original photographs mounted WB1; WB13; WB18; WB19; print PIXIES GARDEN; print FAR VIEW S. ZEAL.
Folder 40
G. Bastable photo research handwritten notes.
Folder 41
Print of photographs RAMSLEY MINE 7295.
Folder 42
Print of photograph RAMSLEY MINE 10194.
Folder 43
Print of photographs RAMSLEY MINE 18591.
Folder 44
Prints of maps of Ramsley, 2 watercolour originals by G. Bastable. Spare prints of Ramsley Mines. Figures used in booklet and articles in the Beacon.
Folder 45
Print of Maps of Ramsley Mine 1904.
Folder 46
Ramsley Mine production figures.
Folder 47<.>
Copies of Beacon articles on Water Power in South Zeal, published in March to June 1997 by G. Bastable.
Folder 48
Copies of Beacon articles on Ramsley Mine, December 1992 and January 1993, by G. Bastable.
Folder 49
Maps with schematic of mine in its heyday for Beacon articles.
Folder 50
Copies of Beacon December 1992; January 1993; April 1996; Archive letter.

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